Sarmations

•April 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Sarmation charge

Sarmations competed on the Steppe with Scythians and Parthians until the Huns ran them over….

Pyrrhic Pandemonium!

•November 19, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The Romans first encounter against elephants proved to be quite a learning curve! 28mm Elephant by Aventine Miniatures.

The Huns Charge!

•November 14, 2012 • Leave a Comment

There’s a reason 500,000 starving Visigoths invaded the Roman Empire in 378- they were running like hell from these guys!

English Civil War sniper

•November 14, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This English civil war sniper is having a bit of trouble from a uncooperative butterfly. The sniper was cast by Warlord Games in 28mm and I sculpted the apple tree behind him.

Pawnee warrior

•November 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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Kalypso- back

•November 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Kalypso- back

The stairs and monkey are sculpted from epoxy putty, the doors and torch are plastic card and rods, and the key is a GW plastic bit from the Warhammer flagellants boxed set. The plastic skeleton below is from Wargames Factory, a new American-based multi part plastics producer.

Kalypso- front

•November 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Kalypso- front

The stairs continue past the door down to an oubliette with occupant. The monkey has just drawn the death card from the tarot deck.

Kalypso

•November 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Kalypso

32mm resin from McVey Studios with scratchbuilt base.

On Steve Saleh …

•May 21, 2009 • 2 Comments

Spartans

Last month I painted up these Spartans sculpted by Steve Saleh. This whole big block of 36 minis came as part of the prize for best painted in the Warhammer Historicals Tournament at Adepticon in Chicago this past April. That’s about 1,000 pts of Lakedaimonian goodness for all the nerds! They were a joy to paint, very quick, and have the best (read: largest sculpted)  hoplon shields I have seen on 28mm Greek minis.

I just heard that Gorgon Studios plans to re-release these excellent minis in the near future, along with Etruscans and more to come! They have the very talented Dave Pauwels painting for them, so I can’t wait to see the studio collection grow!

These particular models use a mix of plastic spears, some from Warlord Games’ plastic barbarian sprues, and others from Wargames Factory’s barbarian sprues. These days Wargames Factory offers more Greek-themed spears, swords and hoplons with their amazon and skeleton sets.

Samurai

•May 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Samurai

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Samurai, 28mm, completed May, 2008. This model is a plastic Citadel mini with a whole lot of sculpted epoxy putty to create the armor and Katana. This piece was started immediately after finishing the Inquisitor (busy month), and took roughly 150 hours to sculpt and paint. Great fun was had making the little 5mm orchids in the lower left corner from wire and paper. I hope to build and paint many more like him at some future point.